Book Title: Where Rainbows End (also known as Love, Rosie)
Author: Cecelia Ahern
Genres: Romance, Young Adult,Chick Lit, Coming-of-Age
I read this in book format.
Where Rainbows End is another book that was made into a Hollywood blockbuster, staring Lily Collins & Sam Claflin as that main characters, Rosie and Alex.
Rosie and Alex have been friends since they can remember. They grow up together, they have been at each other’s sides through thick and thin. That is, until Alex and his family move from Dublin to America, for good. Rosie is lost without him and decides to leave Dublin and join Alex in Boston, until she receives life changing news that keeps her in Dublin. A friendship that survives distance, heartbreak and years.
This story is truly something special and the way the book itself is written is very interesting. It is composed of emails, letters and text messages. There’s never a normal scene with conversations, the whole book is letters from Rosie to Alex, to Rosie from Alex and so on. Initially a struggle to adjust to, I was concerned I wouldn’t be able to finish the book because of this, but I stuck with it and I’m glad I did.
Completely different to the movie, Where Rainbows End is set across 45 years, which, to me was frustrating, but the reality of some situations.
It was an interesting read and I adored the character of Rosie, clumsy and awkward with a heart of gold and also the character of Ruby, Rosie’s closest girl friend, with her take no rubbish, truth telling persona.
Overall, a lovely, heartwarming read that will leave you fuzzy. Lots of laughs but it will have you reaching for tissues a few times.
I give this book a 3 out of 5 stars.